Chairman of the Board and CEO

Mr. Wares is a professional geologist with over 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and development. He was responsible for the discovery of the Canadian Malartic bulk tonnage gold mine, which was subsequently developed by Osisko Mining Inc. into one of Canada’s largest gold producers. Among other awards, Mr. Wares was a co-winner of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s “Prospector of the Year Award” for 2007, and was named, together with John Burzynski and Sean Roosen as “Mining Men of the Year” for 2009 by the Northern Miner. Mr. Wares sits on the Board of Directors of Brunswick Exploration Inc. Mr. Wares has a Bachelor of Science and an Honorary Doctorate in Earth Sciences from McGill University.


Independent Director

Ms. Singer has over 30 years of business and securities law experience. She iscurrently a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, where she haspracticed for the past 18 years and where she has held various roles inmanagement from time to time. Prior to Norton Rose, Ms. Singer was a partner atFasken’s and, during that period, spent two years at the Ontario SecuritiesCommission on secondment as its General Counsel. Ms. Singer’s practice andexperience is broad-based, including mergers and acquisitions, corporatefinance, related party transactions and corporate governance matters as atrusted advisor to her clients in the mining, industrial and investment fundsectors. Ms. Singer was appointed as a part-time Commissioner of the OntarioSecurities Commission in June 2020.


Independent Director

Ms. Satov, B.A., LL.B., M.B.A.,is General Counsel, Balcan Plastics Inc. since March 2021, formerly SeniorLegal Counsel of Nuvei Technologies Corp. from April 2020 to March 2021. Ms.Satov currently serves as a director and chair of the corporate governancecommittee of Osisko Mining Inc., as a director and chair of the compensationcommittee of O3 Mining Inc., and director and chair of the corporate governanceand compensation committee of Brunswick Exploration Inc. Formerly, Ms. Satovserved as Chief Executive Officer of BL Solutions Inc., a national lightingdistributor, from November 2019 to March 2020, a director and chair of theaudit committee of Cannara Biotech Inc. up to January 2020, and Chief ExecutiveOfficer of Litron Distributors Ltd. up to March 2019. Prior to 2012, Ms. Satovwas the Executive Vice President of Legal, Compliance and Distribution andCorporate Secretary of DundeeWealth Inc., a wealth management company with $80billion of assets under management that was acquired by The Bank of Nova Scotiain 2011. Ms. Satov oversaw all legal and compliance matters, was activelyinvolved in DundeeWealth’s expansion into Europe and the U.S. and sat onvarious subsidiary boards. Ms. Satov advised on all M&A activities as wellas securities, regulatory and other corporate commercial matters.


Independent Director

Luc Lessard is a mining engineer with more than 25 years of experience designing, building and operating mines. He is currently President and CEO and Director of Falco Resources and is Chief Operating Officer of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Malartic Partnership (owned jointly by Agnico Eagle and Yamana), and prior to that was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Construction for Osisko Mining Corporation where he was responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of the world class Canadian Malartic gold mine. During his career, Mr. Lessard has worked on 11 open pit and underground mine builds and prior to Osisko, Mr. Lessard was Vice President of Engineering and Construction for IAMGOLD and General Manager, Projects for Cambior Inc. Mr. Lessard sits on the Board of Directors of Highland Copper Company Inc. and Nighthawk Gold Corp.


Independent Director

Mr. Siemens brings over 40 years of financial experience to the Board as a Chartered Professional Accountant, including eight years in public practice as a partner with major accounting firms, eight years in senior executive positions in the industry and 25 years as a self-employed financial services executive. Mr. Siemens has been an independent financial advisor, specializing in corporate finance, cross-border transactions and mergers and acquisitions since 1989. He currently serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chair for Atlantic Gold Corporation, Skeena Resources Limited, and Hansa Resources Limited. Previously, Mr. Siemens was Partner-in-Charge of Thorne Ernst & Whinney’s (now KPMG) Financial Advisory Services group. Mr. Siemens obtained a B.A. from the University of British Columbia followed by a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant) designation.


Independent Director

Mr. Hussey, PGeo. has 32 years of professional experience in the mining industry. He has worked in both open pit and underground mine operations at various stages of mine life, from start-up to mine closure, and more recently, working in mineral exploration and development projects. He spent nineteen years with Noranda/Falconbridge. His mine operation experience includes work at the Brunswick No. 12 mine, Gaspé Copper mines, the Antamina mine start-up in Peru, as well as the Raglan mine in Northern Quebec. As Senior Scientist with the Mining Technology Group at the Noranda Technology Center in 2002, he enhanced his network into the metallurgical research and mining innovation fields. As a consultant since 2007, Jeff Hussey and Associates Inc. has helped junior mine development companies by offering exploration, mining and geo-metallurgical support services. These include Champion Iron Mines, Focus Graphite, Puma Exploration and Starcore International in Mexico.

While at Champion Iron Mines, he participated in building significant high quality iron ore resources, completing feasibility studies and participating in raising more than $70 million for corporate development. While working with Focus Graphite, development responsibilities included a feasibility study and associated work with community stakeholders and governments. Mr. Hussey has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of New Brunswick.